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January 9, 2017

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In a joint announcement, USC’s Office of Religious Life and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation have named BYU law professor John W. Welch Distinguished Scholar in Residence, where he will be guest lecturing and directing research during the spring 2017 semester beginning in January. The designation recognizes Welch’s prolific scholarship spanning 40 years in law,…

December 8, 2016

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BYU Law recently held its inaugural Law, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit. The Law School partnered with the City of Provo in organizing the event. The summit brought successful entrepreneurs, government officials, principals of venture capital funds, and legislators together to discuss the business and legal climate for entrepreneurship and innovation in Utah. Also participating in…

December 5, 2016

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BYU Law’s Health Law Club hosted a lecture by Robert R. Harrison, of counsel to Kimball Legal, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Harrison is a 2015-2016 Health Law Fellow at the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University in Chicago. Harrison focused his remarks on bioethics and the nuances involved in ethical…

November 15, 2016

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Judge Dustin Pead, a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Utah, will present at the World of Law discussion series on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at noon in 205 JRCB. The World of Law series is designed to help undergraduate students explore a degree in law and to meet and interact with law…

November 10, 2016

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The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) will host a discussion with Professor Michalyn Steele and Professor Brigham Daniels about the Dakota Access Pipeline on Thursday, November 10 at 2:30 p.m. in room 306. According to NALSA President Kathryn Brinton, “This is a current issue with big implications. The conflict over the pipeline involves industry;…

November 10, 2016

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BYU Law Professors Michalyn Steele and Brigham Daniels discussed tribal and environmental perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipeline now being built across North Dakota, contingent to lands owned by the seven tribes of the Lakota Nation. The discussion was sponsored by the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and was held November 11, 2016. Professor…

November 7, 2016

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The Federalist Society hosted an immigration debate on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Hans A. von Spakovsky, a Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and BYU Law Professor Justin Collings debated the constitutionality and reasoning of executive action to implement immigration reform. They discussed the implications of U.S. v. Texas and considered the powers of…

November 7, 2016

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Once a year, the Utah Supreme Court holds a sessions at BYU Law, giving the school’s community an opportunity to easily attend a court session while on campus. The session will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10 a.m. in room 303 JRCB. Overflow is in room 306. The two cases that will be…

October 12, 2016

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BYU Law School alumnus Todd Farlow Maynes ‘87 will give the 2016 Honored Alumni Lecture on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in room 205. Maynes is a partner for Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. He has worked as the lead tax advisor in many bankruptcies and restructurings for United Airlines, Conseco, Calpine,…

September 27, 2016

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Women in the Law is sponsoring an evening speaker and speed networking event for law students, current lawyers, and prospective law students on September 28, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in 303 JRCB. Jane Mitchell, co-founder and CEO of the Reset Foundation, will give the keynote address entitled, “Unlocking Potential: How a Law Degree Amplifies Your…